Illipe butter is the fat obtained from the nuts of Shorea Stenoptera, a wild crop in the jungle of South East Asia. Regarded by some as the richest of all butters, it reinforces the skin lipidic barrier and is known for long-lasting moisturizing and softening properties for hair and skin.
It is a very hard butter and usually comes in a big chunk. It's so hard, it's impossible to even use a hammer to smash it into pieces. I have to melt it down and pour it out into a thin sheet so it can harden and then be cut into small pieces. Doing this allows me to accurately measure out how much I need before melting it down again so I can add it to my products. I use Illipe Butter in all of my soaps and lotions to make them very nourishing to the skin without leaving a greasy feeling.